Kenny Chesney Has Basically Taken Over Wildwood

Plus: The Coast Guard announces developments in the yacht hoax, a former Philly police commish dies, Peter Nero lawyers up, and more of what the city is talking about today.

Wildwood Preps for Chesney. Kenny Chesney-themed drink specials, a four-story stage, $75 “VIP” tickets to stand 2,000 feet away at the Splash Zone Waterpark, and the director of Silence of the Lambs are proof that Wildwood has gone crazy preparing for tonight’s free Kenny Chesney concert. [Inquirer]

Coast Guard Announcement on Yacht Hoax. The Coast Guard has announced a morning press conference to reveal some of the latest developments in the ongoing investigation into the phony report of a yacht exploding off the coast of New Jersey. Representatives are expected to reveal a connection between that incident and a similar hoax in Texas. []

Former Police Commissioner Dies. Kevin M. Tucker succumbed to a 22-year battle with a brain tumor and passed away on Tuesday. Tucker served as the city’s police commissioner for more than two years in the mid-’80s as the city attempted to recover from the MOVE bombing. [Inquirer]

Deliberation Continues in Priest Abuse Trial. Yes, they’re still deliberating. Today is Day 12. [CBS 3]

Peter Nero Lawyers Up. The organization that runs the Philly Pops filed a motion to oust Peter Nero. To which Nero has responded by pointing out that, actually, he is the Philly Pops. [Inquirer]

Phillies Beat the Rockies. They’re eight games back. Howard, Utley and Halladay are on the shelf. Galvis has been suspended for 50 games (and has a broken back). Cliff Lee is winless. Pence went 0-4 and left five men on base last night. Stutes and Herndon are probably headed for surgery. The team traded away all its prospects except for Dom Brown—who is injured and hitting .266 and has committed six errors in the minors—and a guy known as DJ Hey Beef that has a side gig spinning electronic dance records. But, Hamels was on the mound and the Phils beat the Rockies (25-41, 1-9 in their last 10 games) at home on a Tuesday in June, so everything is going to be just fine. [Phillies]

Wildwood Stabbings. Two people were stabbed just before 1 a.m. in Wildwood overnight. One was airlifted to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and the other was transferred to a local hospital. Their conditions are unknown. [NBC Philadelphia]